Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with some copper hues. Big fluffy white head dissolving into a ring around the edges. Good lacing down the glass.

Aroma is typical FFF. Bold and hoppy. Mostly citrus and tropical fruits with a little bit of caramel sweetness and a tinge of grapefruit.

Similar flavors to the aroma. More soft citrus and tropical fruits than anything else. There is also a bit more sweet bready malt than I'm used to in the style. Good, but could use some resiny or grapefruit flavors to provide more bitterness.

Very creamy mouthfeel with carbonation levels a shade below medium. Works very well with the flavor profile.

Highly drinkable for a high ABV beer and very good. I still prefer APW any day to this, but still top notch.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bomber... into a duvel glass

A- pours a hazey golden color...vigorous pour yields a white frothy head that dissolves to a thin sheet over the liquid...

S- I get mango, apricot, big hits of pineapple.... with a hint of malt backbone... sweet and caramel

T- I get gum ball for the first sip.... tons of gum ball. Belgium yeast funk? Reminds me of it... I get a lot of fruit... mango, pineapple, orange and citrus...

M- medium bodied... thin and oily. Bitter end to the day... which is glarious...

O- I love 3 flyods... I'm not even a IPA fan! But this brew has really set me off and set me off as far as 3fff brewery...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale copper body, orange hue. Sticky, lacey head of cloudy white.

S: Warm tropical fruits, bright orange aroma. Bready, sweet caramel.

T/M: Blend of intense pungent hops. A distinct vegetative hop taste. Malt taste reminds me of a stale bagel cooked too long in a toaster.

O: After drinking several Three Floyds over the past week I am realizing why consumers fall heads over heals for the brewery. There beers all consist of a unique yeasty character with an intense fresh hop character.

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22oz bottle poured into a tulip

Three Floyds dreadnought pours a golden hazy color with about a finger of creamy head. Great lacing all the down on this one. The smell is classic FFF, but as intense as I thought it was going to be. The taste is juicy hops up front with a nice malty sweet backbone that is balanced with just enough bitterness. It's got a thicker body then some of west coast DIPA which gives it a creamy mouth feel. Dreadnaught really leaves you wanting more after each sip. As always, FFF doesn't disappoint.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96.3% out of 100 with 6,027 ratings
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